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UK´s FOBT Limit Likely to Impact Online Poker Players

UK´s FOBT Limit Likely to Impact Online Poker Players

The UK Government has announced plans to introduce a £2 maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals located in High Street betting offices. If the limit is imposed, there will be a significant reduction in tax revenues that will be addressed by increasing the Remote Gambling Duty paid by online operators.

Don´t Miss the Climax of Party Poker´s PowerFest Series

Don´t Miss the Climax of Party Poker´s PowerFest Series

The climax of Party Poker´s PowerFest Series starts today with the $5 million guaranteed Super High Rollers Championship Event. If you don´t have a bankroll that can support the $25,500 buy-in, don´t worry. There are plenty more opportunities at Party Poker that could make this a weekend to remember.

Will SCOTUS Sports Betting Verdict Benefit Poker Players?

Will SCOTUS Sports Betting Verdict Benefit Poker Players?

The Supreme Court of the U.S. yesterday ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was unconstitutional – opening the door for states to regulate sports betting. However, doubts exist the ruling will be of any benefit to poker players in terms of expanding the regulated market.

Poker Sites Keeping GDPR Cards Close to their Chests

Poker Sites Keeping GDPR Cards Close to their Chests

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May and will make significant changes to how online poker sites collect and process players´ data. With less than two weeks to go, few poker sites appear willing to share how the changes will be implemented and what affect they will have on players.

WPN Adding $40,000 per Week to Sit N Crush Competition

WPN Adding $40,000 per Week to Sit N Crush Competition

The Winning Poker Network is adding $40,000 per week to its Sit N Crush leaderboard competition during May, plus bumping up the leaderboard points players can earn by playing “On Demand” games. The format of On Demand games has also been changed to make them more appealing to play in.

888 Poker Beefs Up its Fish `N` Chips Menu

888 Poker Beefs Up its Fish `N` Chips Menu

888 Poker has fine-tuned its daily Fish ´N´ Chips tournament schedule by replacing some of the existing menu with new BIG Fish tournaments. The six new tournaments have buy-ins starting at $5.50, guaranteed prize pools totalling $100,000, and are being supported by a very generous satellite schedule.

Everest Poker Launches Progressive Jackpot Twister Games

Everest Poker Launches Progressive Jackpot Twister Games

Everest Poker has launched a new progressive jackpot Twister game with a difference. Unlike some progressive jackpot Sit & Go games in which the top prize increases with each game, players will be chosen at random to play an animated “Age of the Gods” game guaranteeing one of four progressive jackpot prizes.

How Much Could You Save by Reinstalling PokerStars?

How Much Could You Save by Reinstalling PokerStars?

If you find your computer is running slower than it used to, or that security scans are taking much longer, it could be attributable to the volume of cached files and logs PokerStars saves to your hard drive. You can easily save a considerable amount of space by uninstalling and reinstalling the PokerStars client.

Mixed Start to Party Poker´s Monster Series

Mixed Start to Party Poker´s Monster Series

Party Poker´s Monster Series got underway yesterday to a bit of a mixed start. Although the first three events were very popular, only three of the remaining twelve tournaments managed to meet their guarantees – resulting in first day overlays of nearly $50,000.

Norway Online Poker Ban Will Send Games Underground

Norway Online Poker Ban Will Send Games Underground

Norway´s Parliament is expected to approve proposals that will soon prevent Norwegians gambling at any online website other than the state-owned Norsk Tipping website. As Norsk Tipping does not operate an online poker platform, the proposals are effectively an online poker ban in Norway.

The Real Story behind the Chinese Poker App Ban

The Real Story behind the Chinese Poker App Ban

Earlier this week, the news broke that play money poker apps are to be banned in China from the beginning of June. Mainstream news outlets claimed the ban was the equivalent to “Chinese Black Friday” – but nobody clearly explained why it was such bad news. After all, they are just play money apps – or are they?

WSOP Mega-Satellites Proving Popular at WPN

WSOP Mega-Satellites Proving Popular at WPN

Last Sunday, the Winning Poker Network hosted its first WSOP Mega-Satellite giving players the opportunity to win $12,500 cash – enough for the buy-in to the World Series of Poker Main Event with something left over for travelling expenses. The event was an incredible success – beating its guarantee by more than 30%.